Safe Routes to School (SRTS)
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What Are Safe Routes to School?

The Maricopa Association of Governments Safe Routes to School Program consists of providing resources for schools and municipalities to administer Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiatives and activities such as:

  • Crossing Guard Training Workshops
  • Programming of Transportation Alternatives SRTS federal aid funding
  • Administration of SRTS Studies Projects

This is an opportunity to work closely with your school, your community, and your local government to create a healthy lifestyle for children and a safer, cleaner environment for everyone.


Crossing Guard Workshops

The Maricopa Association of Governments works with cities and towns to improve road safety. Crossing Guard Workshops provide basic education and training to school crossing guards. This training is essential to ensure that crossing guards do not compromise the safety of K-8 school children or themselves while performing duties. The intent of this MAG workshop and the associated print materials and video is to provide basic safety training for all school crossing guards as a regional road safety initiative. All K-8 schools may utilize this workshop to train their school crossing guards. The responsibility remains with each school for hiring, training, and defining when and where crossing guards are to be on duty.

2021 Crossing Guard Training Workshop

Due to the risks to public health caused by the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus at public gatherings, last year the Maricopa Association of Governments determined that meetings and events will be indefinitely held through technological means. We are confident that as a community we can work together to slow the spread while maintaining resources we provide.

The virtual format was well received for the 2020 Crossing Guard Training, therefore the 2021 workshop will also be virtual to continue limiting in-person meetings.

In anticipation of a time when all schools will be back in session, MAG has invited all school crossing guards and any interested school officials that serve school districts to register to attend one of two, two-hour Zoom webinar events that will be held on July 30, 2021 from 9-11am and from 1-3pm. Use this link to register for the morning session, and use this link to register for the afternoon session. We respectfully request that registration is complete no later than noon on July 29, 2021.

Be sure to register as an individual and not as a group. Each person who would like to attend a workshop must register individually.

A recorded version of the workshop, in both English and Spanish, will be available below in the “Videos” tab. The materials can be accessed at any time throughout the year to meet the individual needs of schools and school districts.

We look forward to a time when we can provide in person workshops. Until then, MAG will continue to provide the materials as a resource.


 

Materials

MAG Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshop Manual

English Version
Spanish Version


School Crossing Guard Procedures
Traffic Laws
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Videos

Complete Workshop Training VideoComplete Workshop Video
Welcome VideoWelcome
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Health and Welfare

 

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Crosswalk DemonstrationVideoCrosswalk Demonstration
Laws Regarding Crosswalks
Laws Regarding Crosswalks
Complete Workshop Training VideoComplete Workshop Video
Welcome VideoWelcome
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Health and Welfare

 

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Crosswalk DemonstrationVideoCrosswalk Demonstration
Laws Regarding Crosswalks
Laws Regarding Crosswalks

2021 TA SRTS Call for Projects

The 2021 TA-SRTS call for project applications will be issued in early August 2021 to align with the (TIP) Modal programming process in the fall of 2021. The TA-SRTS call for applications includes SRTS Studies and SRTS Support Activity projects for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025.

The excel format applications for Priority One: SRTS Studies and Priority Two: SRTS Support Activity projects are available for download below.

FY 2025 TA SRTS Applications and Resources

 

If there are any questions, please contact Margaret Herrera at mherrera@azmag.gov or at (602) 254-6300.

Where the Money Goes

City/County Location Work Total Funding
Avondale Rio Vista Elementary, Corte Sierra Elementary, Avondale Middle, Lattie Coor Elementary, Elice C. Felix Elementary Safe Routes to School Studies $96,186
Maricopa County David Crockett Elementary, Encanto Elementary, Clarendon Elementary, Montebello Elementary Walk-N-Rollers SRTS Support Activity Project $47,148
Maricopa County Tumbleweed Elementary, Maryland Elementary, Lowell School, Moon Mountain Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $47,148
Scottsdale Citywide Safe Routes to School Coordinator $47,149
Surprise Kingswood, West Point, and Sonoran Heights Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $21,740
Surprise ACA, Imagine Prep, and Imagine Rosefield Schools SRTS Support Activity Project $21,739
Surprise Ashton Ranch, Countryside, Parkview Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $21,740
City/County Location Work Total Funding
Avondale Quentin Elementary, Collier Elementary, Legacy Traditional School, Rancho Santa Fe Elementary Safe Routes to School Studies $100,000
Maricopa County David Crockett Elementary, Encanto Elementary, Clarendon Elementary, Montebello Elementary Walk-N-Rollers SRTS Support Activity Project $47,150
Maricopa County Tumbleweed Elementary, Maryland Elementary, Lowell School, Moon Mountain Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $47,150
Surprise Kingswood, West Point, and Sonoran Heights Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $27,811
Surprise ACA, Imagine Prep, and Imagine Rosefield Schools SRTS Support Activity Project $27,811
Surprise Ashton Ranch, Countryside, Parkview Elementary Safe Routes to School Support Activity $27,811
Surprise Marley Park and Rancho Gabriela Elementary SRTS Support Activity Project $33,241
FY 2021 Projects were deferred to FY 2022 due to COVID-19 restrictions and school closures.
City/County Location Work Total Funding
Apache Junction Cactus Canyon Junior High and Four Peaks Elementary School Safe Routes to School Studies $50,922
Apache Junction Imagine Prep Superstition and Avalon Elementary School Safe Routes to School Studies $50,922
Gila Bend Gila Bend Elementary School Safe Routes to School Study $35,000
Maricopa County Montebello, Tumbleweed, Eagle College Prep Safe Routes to School Support Activity $47,148
Phoenix Balsz School District Safe Routes to School Studies $44,321
Phoenix Wilson Primary Safe Routes to School Study $28,290
Phoenix Wilson Secondary Safe Routes to School Study $28,290
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Salt River Elementary School Safe Routes to School Study $46,207
Scottsdale Citywide Safe Routes to School Coordinator $47,148
Surprise Charter K-8 SRTS Program Manager Safe Routes to School Program Manager $49,036
Surprise Dysart Unified School District Safe Routes to School Program Manager $49,036
City/County Location Work Total Funding
Buckeye Verrado Elementary, Middle and Verrado Heritage Elementary Safe Routes to School Studies $87,793
Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Elementary, Fountain Hills Middle and Charter Schools Safe Routes to School Studies $117,686
Peoria Citywide Peoria Unified School District (PUSD) Safe Routes to School Studies $156,161
Surprise Paradise Honors Elementary and Middle Schools Safe Routes to School Study $78,458
City/County Location Work Total Funding
Buckeye Tartesso and Saddle Mountain Elementary Safe Routes to School Studies $78,458
Gilbert Power Ranch, Spectrum, Mesquite, Quartz Hill Elementary Safe Routes to School Studies $156,915
Surprise Asante Prep and Legacy West Safe Routes to School Studies $78,458

FOR SCHOOLS

A Safe Routes to School program is a unique opportunity for schools to work with local agencies and the community to promote the health and safety of K-8 students. The MAG program provides resources from providing annual training and materials for crossing guards to helping identify safety improvements for K-8 students walking and biking to school. In addition, MAG manages funds allocated to the region for the Transportation Alternatives federal aid funding source with oversight from municipality staff representatives. Funding can be used for consultant services to develop SRTS studies, infrastructure improvements that promote and encourage walking and biking to school, educational materials, and modest incentives for program participation.

Click here to view contact information for your city to find out how to apply.
Click here to view the SRTS Studies Fact Sheet.

FOR MUNICIPALITIES

The MAG region receives an annual allocation of federal aid Transportation Alternatives funding from the Arizona DOT. MAG member agencies are eligible to submit applications for utilizing this funding to help your schools and communities promote the health and safety of K-8 students. The call for new projects occurs each August and that information will be posted here. You can view past applications on MAG's TIP Modal Applications page. MAG member agency Managers are notified of all calls for projects utilizing federal aid funding. MAG administers the SRTS studies funded with TA SRTS funds through their qualified on-call consultant contracts. You can read more about this in the Fact Sheet provided in the link below. In addition, resources are provided to assist local agencies to work with stakeholders for starting new or advance existing SRTS programs and activities at your schools. These resource materials are provided in the links below.

Click here to view the SRTS Studies Fact Sheet.

 

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